East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Saturday, April 8, 2017  |  6:30 p.m.

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Color My College is BACK with our first day-to-night event!

Run or walk our all Purple & Gold 5k, then stay after dark and glow under the black lights at our Color My College Paint Party!

Event Details


ECU North Recreational Complex
3764 US Route 264
Greenville, NC 27834

Event Host:

ECU Campus Recreation & Wellness Student Leadership Committee

Additional Information:

Don’t miss the FIRST EVER day-to-night Color My College 5K event!  The Pre-Party starts at 6:00 p.m. with a Zumba pump-up, fun contests and prizes. Show your true Pirate Pride at our all Purple & Gold 5K at 6:30 p.m., then stick around after dark for our black light Paint Party!  All 5K participants get FREE Color My College swag, plus exclusive early entry to the Paint Party after the race!  Kids 12 & under race for FREE! (Max. 2 free child registrations per registered 5k participant).

Don’t want to run?  No worries!  Register for the Paint Party only and skip right to the best part when our Paint Party begins at 7:30 p.m.!  Whatever you choose, be sure NOT to miss this epic event!

If you registered for this event before it was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, you are now a Color My College VIP!  Check out more information about your EXCLUSIVE gifts under our “Swag” tab.

Your Color My College registration is your all-access pass to the Ultimate Celebration of School Spirit!

5K+Paint Party:

In addition to entry into the best color 5k in the college biz, your 5k+Paint Party registration gets you ALL of the following:

  • FREE Color My College logo tee, all pristine and white, just waiting to get blasted with color;
  • FREE packet of our premium color powder (which might help with the t-shirt situation…);
  • FREE Color My College cinch sack backpack to hold all your stuff;
  • FREE Color My College logo tattoo and eye black stickers; AND
  • V.I.P. entry to the Color My College Paint Party after the race!

Need a tutu? Sunglasses? A headband or other merch? Just add ’em to your cart before checking out!


Paint Party Only:

Your Color My College Paint Party Only registration gets you after-dark entry into the newest, raddest party Color My College has to offer!  FREE glow sticks will be given to every participant!  Paint Partiers are encouraged to wear white for maximum glow effect.  Eye protection is also recommended.  Additional Color My College merchandise (including t-shirts, sunglasses, and UV-reactive makeup) is available during online registration.


Color My College VIP’s:

If you registered for the Color My College 5K before it was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, you are now a Color My College VIP!  Our VIP’s will receive all the swag listed above, PLUS a special gift from Color My College — exclusive LED shutter shades and two custom Purple & Gold bracelets!


Want more FREE stuff?  Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for more Color My College swag giveaways!

Stay tuned for more info about where you can pick up your race packet and online purchases in advance of the event!

Event Charity:

ECU Campus Recreation & Wellness Foundation

ECU’s Campus Recreation & Wellness program supports and encourages balanced, healthy lifestyles for the diverse ECU community by providing leadership development through educational and recreational programs. The CRW is committed to providing exemplary student leadership experiences, enhancing individual potential, developing responsible citizenship, and fostering a lifelong commitment to learning skills associated with physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being.  Proceeds from the run will help to enable CRW Student Staff employees to attend conferences, workshops, and certification courses as part of their leadership and skills development.

Want to Volunteer?

Need some volunteer hours for your club or organization?  Or are you just excited about pelting your professors or neighbors with color?  Sign up to be a part of our College Color Crew and we’ll make sure this is the most fun you’ve ever had volunteering!  Click below to register online as a Volunteer, or contact your school’s Host for more information.

Event Pricing

5K + Paint Party Early Bird
Thru March 12
Thru April 7
Day of Event
Individual $29.99 $34.99 $50
Team of 4+ $26.99 $31.99 $50
Student (ID required) $24.99 $29.99 $50
Student Team of 4+ $21.99 $26.99 $50
Paint Party Only $10 $15 $20

Event Sponsors

Race Route 

Check back later for your race route details!